1882                                             Onoko                                       1915

Iron Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 4
Launched Feb 16, 1882
Longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until Susquehanna of 1886)

302’6” LOA, 287’ LBP, 38’6” beam, 24’8” depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH March 31, 1882 (#42)
287.3 x 38.8 x 20.7, 2164.42 tons (gross tons, 1933.20 NT later in year)    US 155048   to:
Phillip Minch et al, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1882

Transferred 1895 to Nicholas Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port end of season to Fairport OH)

Foundered Sept 14, 1915  17 mile northeast of Duluth MN off Knife Island, Lake Superior.  No lives  lost.  Hull failed in calm sea.  Downbound from Duluth to Toledo OH with cargo of wheat.   Crew saved by str. Renown.  Enrollment surrendered Sept 20, 1915.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 254






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